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Melissa Gorga shocked when she learned Amber Marchese was joining 'RHONJ'

Melissa Gorga Previews The Melissa Gorga Jewelry Collection For HSN at Hey Doll Showroom on July 16, 2014 in New York City.
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Melissa Gorga has admitted that she was quite shocked when she found out that an old friend was joining "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" for season six. In an interview with OK! Magazine, posted on Friday, July 25, Melissa revealed what she did when she learned that Amber Marchese, whom she used to be friends with a decade ago, was joining the show. Melissa also explained what happened between her and Amber for them to lose touch for so long.

Melissa said that she had no clue that Amber was being considered for the show and was "in shock" when it was confirmed that Amber would indeed be joining as a housewife. Melissa said that when she learned the news, she did reach out to Amber to welcome her on and to warn her about the "bumpy road" ahead.

Melissa also explained that prior to filming season six, she and Amber had not been in contact for the past ten years, with neither of them reaching out to the other. Melissa said that despite living about an hour away from Amber, things just got busy and their lives diverged once they both got married. She also clarified that she and Amber were never particularly close but rather more like party buddies who saw each other in a big group on Saturday nights for about two years.

Unfortunately for Melissa Gorga and Amber Marchese, it doesn't seem that their old friendship was rekindled thanks to the show. During the OK! Magazine interview,when asked who she got the closest to during filming season six of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," Amber did not say Melissa.

Instead, Amber said that she got closest to Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice. Amber also admitted that she "lost friendships," which could have been in reference to Melissa, as well as fellow new housewives Melissa Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea.